Materials from Junk Removal that you can recycle

Earth Day is on each year on April 22. This is a great reason to step back and look at the ways in which we can help support and improve the environment. One way we can all contribute is recycling and junk removal in Fort Collins.

Many of us are already doing this, putting aside our plastic, glass, paper, and cardboard. Did you know that there are other things in your home that can be recycled? In honor of Earth Day, we look at surprising things that can be recycled.

Surprising things that you can recycle

Mattresses: 90% of the average mattress consists of recyclable parts. The foam, cotton and felt used in the mattress liner turns into a carpet liner. Steel from metal springs and frames is melted and used as scrap. The wood is sent to a chopper, which turns into mulch.

Electronics: Electronic products such as televisions contain chemicals. So, simply dumped in the landfill, these chemicals are leaking, contaminating water resources, and air quality. Televisions contain many valuable materials that can be recycled. Some of them include copper, glass, and plastic.

Scrap: some of the most commonly processed metals are steel, copper, iron, lead, tin, aluminum, silver, and brass. The decomposition occupies the landfill for decades. Metal recycling reduces the need for mining. Reusing recycled metals requires less energy than mining the primary ores needed to make new metal.

Equipment: if you can’t sell or donate your old equipment, recycling is the best alternative to throwing your old model into landfills. It contains not only reusable metal, plastic, and glass, but also prevents the leakage of harmful chemicals into the soil, atmosphere, and groundwater.

Sofas: When a coach is thrown away, it lands in a landfill, increasing waste and leaching toxic substances. A better option is to hand it over to a recycling plant where it can be dismantled and used for other products.

We at Junk Removal Guys of Fort Collins, 1719 East Mulberry Street, Fort Collins, CO 80524, can take all of those and take care of it. Call us at (970) 847-2607.